John 10:10 (NLT)
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy…
Satan does not like any of this one bit. He does not like that God’s people are studying His word. He does not like that Christians are busy in Kingdom work.
His mission is to steal, kill, and destroy.
Now I’ve always wondered what was the difference in killing and destroying. After some thought God shared this with me.
Satan wants to steal your happiness. He wants your joy. He wants your peace. He wants anything that is good and honors God taken from you. He wants to steal your salvation, but he can’t. He cannot.
Satan wants to kill you. He has a history of this behavior. Satan wants you dead. And he does not care how it has to be done as long as it is done.
But to destroy? Isn’t death destroying the body? What’s the big difference between killing and destroying?
Satan can kill your body, but what he wants is to destroy your ministry. He wants to destroy any evidence of any work you did for Christ. He wants to destroy your testimony. He wants any trace of God at work in your past, present, or future erased.
Satan is on a mission. He wants to steal your joy, kill your body, and destroy your legacy. As my brother says, that’s his company’s mission statement.